CENTER OF EDUCATION FOR THE YOUNG ADOLESCENT (CEYA)
Abstracts of CEYA Videos by speaker 1981-2005 Transescent Seminars
The Center of Education for the Young Adolescent (CEYA) was a part of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville from 1980 to 2005. In 1986 CEYA was recognized by the Board of Regents as a University of Wisconsin "Center of Excellence".
Dr. James Stoltenberg, Dean of the College of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, after conferring with principals in the state and national leaders in middle level education established the Teaching The Transesecent Seminar .The seminar used Donald H. Eichhorn’s term for young adolescents (transescent). The first seminar featured Dr. Conrad Toepfer and Dr.James Beane working with 60 middle level educators. The Seminar quickly grew in attendance and the middle level specialists working with teams of teachers. By the high point of attendance (over 700 individuals) teams were attending from throughout the country, as well as the base of support from Wisconsin. The range of speakers to the conference grew and represented the leaders of the movement, as well as new voices.
CEYA produced a collection of videos of keynote Speakers and workshop sessions that represent much of the leadership of the modern day middle school movement. The agreement with the speakers allowed the Center to videotape the presentations and to become the property of CEYA and copyrighted by the University Of Wisconsin Board Of Regents Regents. The agreement allowed CEYA to sell and distribute the videotapes. Performing artists were bound by other types of agreements; therefore the archived collection does not include artistic performances
"The CEYA Archive Project" is completing the process of abstracting and cataloging the videos from DVD format to CD format. CDs from the collection will be available from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Karrmann Library and the University Archives during the 2012-13 school year.
Many of the productions are available as streaming videos HERE.
Note. Some presentations were not recorded. The 2003 Transescent Seminar keynoted Ray Golarz but no video recording was made. The 2004 Transescent Seminar keynoted Rick Herig but no video recording was made. The CEYA office ceased operations at the end of the 2005 school year.
Funding for the establishment of the Center of Education for the Young Adolescent video archive was made possible by an Oosterhaus Foundation Grant. Dr. Karen Stinson, Director of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville School of Education facilitated the grant. Dr. Alison Bunte, Director of the Center and Mr. Rob Stone, Assistant Director were helpful in establishing the Archive. Ms. Judy Belken, a former Program Director to the Center provided much assistance. The offices of the Karrmann Library, The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Archives, and Media Services provided guidance. Media Services was especially helpful in converting videos of different time periods to a common CD format and making streaming videos possible.
Dr. Tom Lo Guidice, Faculty Emeritus School of Education at Platteville coordinated the work. He may be reached by e-mail (email@example.com).
Draft Prepared October 4,2012-Subject to Revision
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